How you can boost your curb appeal with a
simple garage makeover
As homeowners, we are often on autopilot when we return home from a long busy day. When was the last time you actually paid attention to your garage door or to the dirty cluttered mess that is in your home garage? Garages are often the main impact of the exterior of our home, so curb appeal is absolutely impacted with a garage facelift.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that curb appeal is just for the homeowner preparing to sell their home. Curb appeal is important for the property value of everyone. Also your garage door is open and closed an average of 3-5 times per day, and most homeowners are embarrassed to leave their garage doors open because of the disorganization and clutter inside. That is why it is an important room to consider when you want to boost curb appeal or increase home value. Stop neglecting your garage and begin your garage makeover today with these helpful tips.
Clear the Clutter
The first step to any garage makeover is to clear the excess clutter from the garage. Our garages often become dumping grounds for the things we don’t know where else to store. Over time this builds and becomes not only an eyesore but also a source of frustration. Frustration in how the garage looks as well as frustration about spending precious time looking for items that we have no clue where they are. Donat the things you don’t need and organize the things that you do.
Revitalize the inside look
Upgrading your flooring and adding custom cabinets are a good start for a pleasing aesthetic in your garage. Your garage is the only room in your house that is literally open for the public to see on a regular basis. Although we hope you don’t have anyone lurking around to check out the inside of your garage, chances are, someone sees your garage from the street every now and again. There are dozens of options for your garage flooring option to keep your garage clean and updated. From epoxy floors to stamped concrete to rubber coated floors, the choices are endless to meet all of your design needs.
Adding custom cabinetry is another impact that will give you the most bang for your buck when you are looking to boost curb appeal. An organized cohesive garage is a strong indication that the interior of the home is organized and well kept as well.
Update your garage door
The garage has been the prominent feature of the exterior design of homes for many years. When your garage door is in disarray it negatively impacts your curb appeal more than any other single thing. Add value and boost your curb appeal by either repairing or replacing your garage door. You can repair by painting or staining your existing garage door and then adding accessories such as barn door handles and faux hinges. Or, an even simpler option is to replace the existing door with a brand new door. Both will add significant value and give your home just the facelift it may need.